About This Blog

So why write this blog?  After finishing Barb’s Race, I began seriously contemplating taking on a full ironman distance triathlon.  At heart I am still a trailrunner but the thought of finishing an ironman was intriguing!  Could I really do it?  What would I learn about myself?  What would I learn about my faith?  What adventures would I have?  So in the fall of 2011 I decided to pull the trigger and committed to doing Vineman in July of 2012 on behalf of A21–raising awareness and funds to combat human trafficking.  As part of my training I threw in another bucket list item–run (or walk or crawl) rim to rim to rim at the Grand Canyon in one day.  I am not an expert in any of this.  This blog is simply my way to capture the journey and tie it into spiritual life, while also providing links and resources for other cool stuff.  It is also my invitation to others to join me on this adventure.  You might wonder what will happen after Vineman is over.  Will the blog continue?  Personally I think Vineman is simply the first chapter with many more adventures to come.

4 thoughts on “About This Blog

  1. This is such a great BLOG Dawn, and it’s so interesting to read about your adventures on the way to Vineman. I really like your post on your “brick” – yes, those transitions are hard. Even when we are making or experiencing changes for the better, like taking a new job or moving to a new area, change is a little frightening and maybe overwhelming. We just have to remember that our path through life may take lots of twists and turns and sometimes we might make a mistake – but we can all get back on the right track if we try hard enough to be the best we can be every day.

    • Thanks for the encouragement and feedback Linda! I am having a lot of fun chronicling the adventure. I just finished another brick with Amber this morning and I am hoping over time they will make me mentally tougher. I know going into them that they are going to hurt but they can’t be avoided. Our coach tells us to relax during the brick run and when I can get myself to do that it is far more comfortable and my pace increases. I am sure learning to relax in real life transitions (instead of being tense) makes the ride a little smoother. Sounds like another blog topic. 🙂

  2. Love reading your race reports. I also love trail running and hope to finish a Full Ironman event. Shooting for AZ in 2014. I did the Vineman half last year. We have a website, RaceGrader.com, that would love to post your race reports. The site is all about providing information on races to help future participants. You can copy and paste your reports (or give us permission). Let us know if you have any questions or interest. Thanks!

    • I would be honored to have my race reports posted on your site! 🙂 And now that I know about your site I will be following it as I am always looking for information on my upcoming races. Thank you for commenting.

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